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Front Page - Friday, November 20, 2015

50 Years Ago

What was happening in Chattanooga in 1965

Saturday, Nov. 20, 1965

Combustion Engineering, Inc., played host to some 7,000 employees and members of their respective families at an open house celebration. General Manager J.H. Slack said the occasion was held in order that members of the families of those employed by Chattanooga’s largest industry might observe firsthand the immensity of the projects the firm undertakes.

Alhambra Shrine has voted to buy 14 acres off East Brainerd Road near the interstate freeway from Dave L. Brown for $50,000 as a site for a new temple, H. D. Lipsey, assistant Rabban, confirmed.

Sunday, Nov. 21

Peter Cooper, City High School senior and son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Cooper, has been chosen by the United Nations Association of the U.S.A. as one of 100 high school seniors in the nation to attend a U.N. conference in London during the Christmas vacation. Cooper was the only Tennessee student chosen for this honor.

Monday, Nov. 22

Hoyt Hunt, Boy Scout executive from Fort Smith, Ark., has been named Chief Scout executive here. He will succeed Charles B. Cook, who retires Dec. 1. Announcement of the appointment was made by W.E. Bolen, president of the Cherokee Area Boy Scout Council.

Medicine and money received by the Highland Plaza Merchants Assoc. in a one-day campaign operation was delivered to Erlanger Hospital Monday. About $50 worth of medicine and over $100 in cash for medicines was contributed.

Tuesday, Nov. 23

The city’s effort to return to the 50-55 mph speed restriction between Olgiati Bridge and the Market Street overpass has received the unqualified endorsement of the Chattanooga Area Safety Council, Carroll Wells, president, and Bill Pope, chairman of the traffic safety committee, announced.

W.C. Hudlow, Jr., president of Chattanooga Warehouse & Storage and Arrow Transfer & Storage Co., speaking at the noon meeting of the Chattanooga Engineers Club Monday said Chattanooga is ideally located as a distribution center for manufactured goods to merchants in the Southeastern United States.

Wednesday, Nov. 24

R.A. Kasey, Jr., manager of the DuPont Chattanooga Nylon Plant, presented a $5,000 DuPont check for the UC-UT Graduate Engineering School to Dr. LeRoy Martin, University of Chattanooga president.

Thursday, Nov. 25

Miss Jane Wyatt, known from coast to coast for her roles in motion pictures, TV, radio, and her great humanitarianism, will be in Chattanooga Tuesday and Wednesday to help launch the 1966 National Foundation March of Dimes campaign.

The second picture tour in the 1965-66 Audubon lecture series, to be presented in the Central High School auditorium Thursday, Dec. 2, will feature vivid color photography and word pictures by renowned naturalist Robert C. Hermes. Tickets are 75 cents for adults, 50 cents for students, and groups of 10 or more students will be admitted for 10 cents per person. The lecture series is being sponsored by the Chattanooga and the National Audubon Societies.

Friday, Nov. 26

Dr. Robert L. McCallie’s sudden and unexpected death at 54 is a great loss to the community of the civic, religious, and educational leader. “Dr. Bob” was an outstanding member of the McCallie School, carrying on with his cousin, Spencer J. McCallie, Jr., as co-headmaster, the fine administrative traditions which have made the school what it is today.

Six men from Hamilton County are enrolled to receive special training by the Tennessee Department of Public Health, to be held at Knoxville, Nov. 29-Dec. 3. Men attending from this area are John M. McRoy of Signal Mountain, superintendent of Walden’s Ridge Utility District; William H. Beene, Jr., manager of Hixson Utility District; Murl Lee Bass of Chattanooga, waterworks operator employed by the Town of Signal Mountain; W. Norman Bureau, waterworks operator, Signal Mountain; Roland C. Gass of Chattanooga, an electrician employed by TVA; and Ralph Perry, Jr., of Daisy, a filtration plant operator with the Daisy–Soddy–Falling Water Utility District.